Hello all! After my short trip to the UK, as is my wont, I now put together some photos and thoughts. Thank you for your comments... I need to add that I really don't travel often - and I never travel for a vacation, but only to meet family members or to attend a ceremony, sometimes a funeral, sometimes a happier event.
|(From the cover of the Degree Ceremony Brochure)|
This time I had a pleasure to attend a graduation in one of the most fascinating buildings used for University ceremonies, the Sheldonian Theatre, in Oxford, built in the 17th century after a design by Christopher Wren and named after Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury and Chancellor of the University at the time.
|"If good come in, if wicked by no means"|
Dining with family and friends is always fun. I wouldn't have chosen to eat at a Chinese restaurant... but I must admit the food was tasty. :)
Sitting at a coffee shop... and listening to Christmas songs! :)
Without the Canon I normally use, I wasn't able to take good photos in the dark...
... but turning the photos black-and-white helps a little. :) These "snow-covered spruces" (at Broadgate Circle) were so pretty!
(This is not a sponsored post. The opinions are always my own and all expenses were paid by me or by a member of my family.)
The photos are all in black-and-white also because the colours of some of them really didn't fit together. This photo, however, should have been in colour. The handsome aeroplane tails are of course cheerfully blue, red and white. :)
The flight from London back to Helsinki was much better than the outward flight. There was more space between the seat rows, I was sitting near a window and with two jovial Swedish passengers next to me. :)
From the sunny London I was flying towards the evening and the full moon (the tiny spot in the photo) in the pink clouds... In my final destination, in Eastern Finland, it had been and was snowing (much) and we needed to circle around for about 20 minutes waiting for the runway to be cleared, mechanically and with some chemicals. Fortunately, there's a lot of SnowHow in Finland. :)
The airports had decked out the terminals... and indeed Christmas is less than a month away. :) Have a happy new week!